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FamilyLife Today® with Dennis Rainey

 

What Does It Mean to Cherish?

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Dennis Rainey

Best-selling author Gary Thomas explains that when you show off the beauty of your spouse and showcase them instead of yourself, you are cherishing them. Conversely, demoralizing or discouraging your spouse is a characteristic of contempt, and the opposite of this high value.

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A Spiritual Action Plan - Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Terence Chatmon, CEO of Fellowship of Companies for Christ, excelled at drafting business plans. But Chatmon wanted to develop a plan to help his family come to love and serve Christ always, not just in this generation, but in generations to come. Find out how Chatmon introduced this plan to his family, and how it's energized their faith and family time.

Putting God First in Your Family - Monday, December 10, 2018

When author Terence Chatmon and his wife, Wanda, slipped away for a 15th anniversary vacation, he knew they'd be refreshed. He didn't know, however, that their family's spiritual life was about to change. In pondering the question about where their family was headed, Wanda brought up her concern that their children weren't prepared to defend their faith after high school. Hear about Chatmon's radical plan to help his family grow in the faith.

Teaching Kids to Love God - Friday, December 7, 2018

Do your children know who God is? Dennis and Barbara Rainey remind us what Jesus said when he spoke about the greatest commandment to "Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself." A parent's assignment is to demonstrate for their children how to respond to the love of God. This takes more than just teaching the Word; it takes modeling day-by-day what a relationship with Christ looks like.

The Family as a Training Center - Thursday, December 6, 2018

Have you thought of your home as a training center? Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk about some skills children need to learn while they live at home. It's important that kids learn to love those who aren't like them, and this includes learning to love and appreciate their siblings. Children also need to be trained in handling and resolving conflict. Hear about some of the mishaps in the Rainey home as Dennis and Barbara tried to teach the six Rainey children these skills.

The Bridge That Love Built - Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Family experts Dennis and Barbara Rainey encourage moms and dads to be intentional in their parenting, being especially careful to demonstrate unconditional love and grace as they pursue their children's hearts. Parents also need to make forgiveness part of their family's DNA, modeling godly sorrow and repentance.

Hope for the Abused Wife - Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Dr. Ramona Probasco hid a dirty little secret for years. While her marriage and family might have seemed perfect from the outside, the reality was much different. She was emotionally and physically abused by her "Christian" husband regularly, despite her fervent prayers. Probasco tells what led her to seek help, and what she did to finally leave her abusive marriage once and for all.

The Big Secret - Monday, December 3, 2018

Author and family therapist Dr. Ramona Probasco tells what it's like to be married to an abusive man because she's been there. The man she thought was her knight in shining armor on her wedding day began physically abusing her just three years into the marriage. She prayed for years that her husband would change, and that God would give her the strength to save her marriage, but she saw little improvement. Probasco provides insight into why abused wives don't leave their husbands sooner, and how the abuse affected her children.

Struggling with Infertility - Friday, November 30, 2018

"Longing for Motherhood," author Chelsea Sobolik was devastated when her doctor told her she couldn't have children. Sobolik was 19 at the time, and she grieved all she would miss out on in the future. After learning of her rare condition, Chelsea immediately begin to struggle with whether or not she was a "complete woman," and whether or not any man would want her. Sobolik shares how she found healing for her grieving heart and talks about the wonderful man she married.

A Silent Sorrow - Thursday, November 29, 2018

Author Chelsea Sobolik tells the heartwarming story of her adoption from the former communist nation of Romania. Unable to have children, her adoptive parents were led overseas where they prayed God would show them which child to adopt. Eventually, God led them to a teen who couldn't take care of her baby, and the rest, they say, is history. Sobolik, like her mom, always loved children and hoped to have some of her own, but when she turned 19, medical tests revealed that something was amiss, and Sobolik's dream of having biological children was dashed.


Lectionary Calendar
Thursday, December 13th, 2018
the Second Week of Advent
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